To these people, native and European, he was a queer fish
, but they were used to queer fish
, and they took him for granted; the world was full of odd persons, who did odd things; and perhaps they knew that a man is not what he wants to be, but what he must be.
I suppose they laugh in their sleeves at their master's being such a queer fish
Then, encouraged by this evidence of laxity in his officer, made bold to add, "A queer fish
, sir." This was tentative, and Mr.
It was the dead of night when Maguire first took us to his house; it was at the Imperial Boxing Club we met him; and you meet queer fish
at the Imperial Boxing Club.